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Turkey, Kurdish Education in

Although millions of Kurds live in Turkey, receiving education in Kurdish in private or public educational institutions is banned. Learning Kurdish in private institutions is possible, but it is subject to significant bureaucratic regulations. This entry provides information about Turkey's general policy toward diversity in language and education, using the country's treatment of Kurdish as the primary example.

Kurdish Population in Turkey

There is no ethnic data collection in Turkey that shows the population of each linguistic group or the percentage of group members who speak their mother tongue. The main source of this information is anecdotal, and it is provided by the members of these groups themselves. It is not supported by any academic research or an official survey. The population of Kurds in Turkey is ...

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